There are methods available under the Emissions Reduction Fund for vegetation regeneration that are model-based and have complex land use history and evidentiary requirements. These include:
The requirements are summarised in this regulatory guidance to assist potential scheme participants to assess which method their land may fit under, and whether they can satisfy the evidentiary requirements.
This advice is general, and each project will be assessed individually. Meeting the requirement for evidence of land use is only one element of project eligibility, and decisions on eligibility can only be made on assessment of a complete project application.
The method for avoided clearing of native forest is covered in this regulatory guidance as it is a method that provides for abatement calculated according to continuing regeneration after cessation of clearing.
It is important to note that some evidentiary requirements provide examples of types of evidence rather than mandatory specifications. In these cases, other types of evidence may satisfy the requirements of the relevant method.
The Clean Energy Regulator cannot provide advice on whether particular types of evidence will be sufficient, as all evidence can only be assessed in the context of a full project application.
From 1 July 2015 these methods have been amended to operate under the Emissions Reduction Fund. This means applications for project registration submitted after 30 June 2015 cannot be backdated and must satisfy the newness test.
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Human-Induced Regeneration of a Permanent Even-Aged Native Forest—1.1) Methodology Determination 2013
Land characteristic and baseline requirements are covered in sections 2.3 and 2.4 of the method. The evidentiary requirements include, but are not, depending on project circumstances, limited to:
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) (Native Forest from Managed Regrowth) Methodology Determination 2013
The land use history and evidentiary requirements are covered in sections 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5 of the method. The evidentiary requirements include but are not, depending on project circumstances, limited to:
Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Avoided Clearing of Native Regrowth) Methodology Determination 2015
The land characteristic and baseline requirements under this method are covered in sections 9 to 17 of the method. The evidentiary requirements include but are not, depending on project circumstances, limited to:
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